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'Teen Mom': More trouble for a controversial cast member

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BIRTHS
Matt Damon, 40, and his wife, Luciana, welcomed their fourth child, Stella Zavala Damon, in New York City Oct. 20. They have two other daughters, Isabella, 4, and Gia, 2; Luciana has an 11-year-old girl, Alexia, from a previous marriage…. Singer Céline Dion, 42, and husband René Angélil, 68, welcomed fraternal twin boys on Oct. 23 in a Florida hospital. The couple already have one son, René-Charles, 9.

MARRIED
Comedian Russell Brand, 35, married pop singer Katy Perry, 26, in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony at a luxury resort in India Oct. 23.

ARRESTED
Actor Randy Quaid, 60, and wife Evi, 47, were arrested in Vancouver Oct. 21 for missing a California court date on felony vandalism charges. The couple, who claim they are being targeted by a group of mysterious killers, are scheduled to ask for Canadian asylum on Oct. 28.

RECOVERING
Charlie Sheen, 45, was taken to an NYC hospital on Oct. 26 after police were called to his room at the Plaza Hotel at 1:30 a.m. According to Sheen’s publicist, he ”had an adverse allergic reaction to some medication.” The rep declined to comment on reports that Sheen was naked and had trashed his hotel room.

DEATHS
Alex Anderson, 90, creator of the classic 1960s cartoon characters Rocky and Bullwinkle, died Oct. 22 in Carmel, Calif., of complications from Alzhei-mer’s…. Reggae singer Gregory Isaacs, 60, died Oct. 25 in London from lung cancer…. Ari Up (née Ariane Forster), 48, of the British punk band the Slits, died on Oct. 20.

This Week’s Deal Report
·Steven Spielberg will direct Robopocalypse, an adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s yet-to-be-published novel about a robot rebellion, due out in 2011. Shooting is set to begin in January 2012.
·Johnny Depp is planning to star as Nick Charles in the Warner Bros. remake of The Thin Man, based on the classic detective novel.

More trouble for a controversial Teen Mom
Anyone who believes that MTV’s Teen Mom glamorizes young motherhood should talk to star Amber Portwood: She’s now being investigated by Indiana’s Department of Child Services after the Sept. 28 episode showed the 20-year-old punching and kicking Gary Shirley, the father of her 2-year-old daughter, Leah. After viewers of the show called Indiana’s child-abuse- and-neglect hotline, the department launched an investigation; as a result, Portwood could potentially lose Leah just as crews gear up for the show’s third season. ”This, in the end, is about a child,” says department spokeswoman Ann Houseworth. ”We’ll treat this case like any other.” MTV, which aired a domestic-abuse public service announcement during the episode, declined to comment, but executive producer Morgan J. Freeman recently told EW that the show’s mission is to ”document, as honestly as we can, the challenges of pregnancy and parenting at this age” — and that means not stepping in unless things reach a high ”level of danger.” Portwood, who’s received death threats from viewers in the past, admitted to EW last month that she’s not always proud of her onscreen behavior: ”There are a lot of parts of the show that I don’t want to relive personally. I watch and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I didn’t know I was doing that.”’ — Jennifer Armstrong

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